Legendary Cuban-American jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval comes to Mississauga for an exclusive concert at the Hammerson Hall.

While living in his native Cuba, Sandoval was influenced by jazz giants like Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, or Dizzy Gillespie, finally meeting Gillespie later in 1977. Gillespie became a mentor and colleague, playing with Sandoval in concerts in Europe and Cuba and later featuring him in the United Nations Orchestra. Sandoval defected while touring with Gillespie in 1990, and he became a US naturalized citizen in 1998. His life was the subject of the film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000), starring Andy García.

Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval. Foto: Ataelw / Wikimedia Commons

Sandoval has won ten Grammy Awards and been nominated nineteen times; he has also received six Billboard Awards and one Emmy Award. Additionally, Sandoval has performed in a Super Bowl Halftime Show (1995), in an Orange Bowl (2009) at the White House, and at the University of Notre Dame.

Sandoval’s song A mis abuelos (To My Grandparents) received Grammy Award nominations for Best Instrumental Composition and Best Arrangement. This composition was featured on his Grammy-winning album, Danzón. Other highlights from Sandoval’s discography featuring his compositions include Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You), Live at the Blue Note, Rumba Palace, and Hot House (Grammy 1998).

His 2018 album Ultimate Duets features a self-titled collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande.

  • Friday March 22, 8.00pm
  • Tickets: $40.00 – $105.95
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